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Enjoy the freedom in exploring Australia with a reliable car hire


Australia is one of the best countries in the world to go on a road trip because it is home to many scenic drives including the Great Ocean Road, Nullarbor Plain, and the Red Centre Way. The Land Down Under is also blessed with many breathtaking natural attractions that are waiting to be discovered - and these can be easily accessed if you have a rental car.

Whether you are in search of an economy car to get you around during your solo getaway or an SUV that can fit the whole family for the school holidays, you can find the perfect rental car at VroomVroomVroom. We compare a wide selection of vehicle from major brands including Avis, Budget, East Coast Car Rentals, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, and Thrifty. Just choose from any of the regions below to see the list of locations where you can book a hire car.

Most popular road trips in each Australian region

Australian Capital Territory: Yess Valley, Queanbeyan-Palerang, South Coast

Northern Territory: Red Centre Way, Greater Litchfield Loop, Explorer's Way

South Australia: Epicurean Way, Coastal Way, Southern Ocean Drive

Victoria: The Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula

New South Wales: The Grand Pacific Drive, Greater Blue Mountains Drive, The Rainforest Way

Queensland: Pacific Coast Way, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Bloomfield Track

Tasmania: Great Eastern Drive, Cradle Country, Heritage Highway

Western Australia: Nullarbor Plain, Grand Central Road, Coral Coast

Frequently asked questions on car hire in Australia

Where can I rent a car in Australia?

VroomVroomVroom compares prices on rental cars all across Australia, including airport, inner-city, and regional locations operated by the country’s leading rental providers. Our search form is easy to use, and will automatically find any available cars around your selected location.

How do I get the best deal on a rental car in Australia?

Our price comparison tool lets you easily compare the rates of rental cars and find the cheapest price in Australia. Booking two to three months in advance may also help you save up on rental cars. Also, check the price once in a while to see if rates have dropped, then modify your booking if you have found a better deal.

How can I find car rentals near me in Australia?

Just type in your location (e.g. hotel or landmark) using our search form to see a list of rental cars near you. You can also view the depots in Australia using our map to see which one is the closest.

What do I need to hire a car in Australia?

You need a valid driver's licence and credit card to be able to rent a car in Australia. However, you may also be asked to present your passport if you’re not an Australian citizen and an International Driving Permit (IDP) if your licence is not written in English.

What type of licence do I need to rent a car in Australia?

In most cases, you will need a full driver's licence held for a minimum of 12 months to be able to rent a car in Australia. Car rental companies will generally accept any driver licence printed in English, including the UK and USA, but if your licence is not written in English, you need to present an International Driving Permit (IDP) or a certified translation document.

Do I need a credit card when renting a car in Australia?

Yes, you would need a credit card when renting a car in Australia. However, most major rental companies also accept debit cards at most locations.

How do I add an additional driver to my rental car booking in Australia?

Additional drivers can be added when you collect your rental car in Australia. They need to present their driver’s licence to the rental staff to be recorded on the rental agreement. If the additional driver will not be in attendance upon collection of the vehicle, they can visit any nearby depot to present their driver’s licence and have their name added to the rental agreement.

What is the minimum age to rent a car in Australia?

The rules differ between rental providers. Generally, cars are only rented out to drivers over the age of 21 who hold a full, unrestricted licence. Eligible drivers under 25 years of age may need to pay a daily surcharge, and there may be restrictions on which vehicles can be rented.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Australia?

Rates are calculated by the rental providers and may vary depending on the time of year and type of vehicle. Location is also a factor when it comes to price, with many airport and city locations incurring additional surcharges. Your best bet is to check your travel dates and pick-up location via our search form for an idea of what the price will be.

Is it more expensive to rent a car from the airport in Australia?

It is usually more expensive to hire a car from the airport in Australia because the price includes an Airport or Premium Location Fee. This fee is passed on to the consumers by the rental company as they, in turn, are charged for having on airport facilities.

Do I need rental car insurance in Australia?

When you hire a car in Australia, the vehicle is already insured. However, you may be liable to pay damage repair costs up to the capped excess amount if the rental car is damaged or stolen. For added protection, you may purchase an excess reduction product.

Watch: What is car hire excess insurance in Australia?

Information for tourists driving in Australia

For many visitors, driving on the left-hand side of the road will be the main difference when it comes to driving in Australia. Driving distances may also be longer than you are used to, so if you plan on driving to a lot of places, be sure to allow plenty of time for breaks in between. For more information on Australian road rules, check out our tips on driving in Australia.

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